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Chef de Partie

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel

10209 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

212 Room Hotel

Compensation: 25.00, Full-Time

Job overview

As a Chef de Partie, you will fill a support role in supporting your hotel’s financial goals through management of the daily operation of the kitchen operations of the food and beverage department.  You will be responsible  for assisting in the preparation of all food items, based on standardized recipes, for all applicable Food and Beverage Outlets, while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for assisting the Food Production manager in ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, work and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.

This position will be directed and supervised by a Department Head or General Manager.  The primary responsibilities for this position will be focused on routine operational tasks and supervising others in their operational assignments.   Other duties may be assigned as required by the business and /or training for career advancement.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment.
  • Have two or more years of progressive experience in Hotel Food & Beverage experience or other successful F&B service industry; or a Culinary Degree with one or more years of progressive experience in Hotel Food & Beverage experience or other successful F&B service industry.
  • Assist the Department Head/General Manager to oversee all kitchen work areas including cooks and stewards.
  • Maintain a clean kitchen by implementing and maintaining a standard of "Clean as You Go."
  • Assist the Department Head/General Manager to maintain proper record keeping (receiving tickets, invoices, and transfer logs) according to Pillar/Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Assist the Department Head/General Manager to supervise staff in all food preparation, including proper receiving and storage of all food and food-related items.
  • Assist the Department Head/General Manager to expedite peak meal periods by maintaining a "hands on" approach.
  • Assist the Department Head/General Manager to complete all paperwork required by Pillar/Aimbridge Hospitality on a timely basis.
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.

Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Benefits for Full Time Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
  • Employee Assistance Program

 *Specific plans for specific positions

Posted September 24, 2023

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel



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